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rhensley3
11-15-2008, 12:12 PM
wednesday, the royals handed out their player of the year award to mike aviles. aviles batted .325 this year in the 102 games with the royals. his slugging pct. was .480 and obp was .354

receiving the pitcher of the year award was joakim soria (big surprise there), who finished second in the american league with 42 saves out of 45 opportunities. he had a 1.60 era with 66 strikeouts and only 19 walks.

comeback player of the year award went to zach greinke, who finished among the league leaders with 183 strikeouts while walking only 56! his 13 victories were only 1 win shy of gil meche's 14 win season, but led the starting staff with a 3.47 era. zach pitched 202.1 innings this year before trey hillman shut him down for the year...again second only to gil meche's 210.1 season.

congrats to them and hope next season is even better!



:clap::clap::clap::clap::cool:

AlexGordon4
11-15-2008, 07:38 PM
That is nice to see that Grienke has come back to be a really productive player. Also it is very nice to see aviles getting the mvp award for a while there he was carrying are offense

Zaunnie
11-16-2008, 07:14 PM
congrats to greinke. does he still have social anxiety disorder?

rhensley3
11-17-2008, 09:09 AM
yes he does. he seems to be dealing with it rather well, dont you think?

NYY NYJ NYK
11-19-2008, 12:31 AM
Random Question but I am not sure where to post it-

Is Soria going to stay as a closer or are they going to make him a starter.

rhensley3
11-19-2008, 10:13 AM
that seems to be the question that wont go away. apparently, soria has indicated some interest in becoming a starter, or the question would never come up. it would be like "does albert pujols want to pitch in 2009?" unless he has said something like that publicly, it will disappear.

many in kc feel his talent is as a closer, working a max of 1-2/3 innings, as his effectiveness is greatly reduced after facing a batter 1 time. the worry is the 2nd or 3rd time(if he can go that long). starting pitchers are falling from the sky, but a good closer is a rare bird indeed.

the answer to that question may not be available for awhile.